US-Bangla’s Dhaka-Kathmandu flight operations suspended; aviation minister reaches Kathmandu

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Dhaka, Mar 14: The authorities of US-Bangla Airlines on Thursday suspended its flight operations between Dhaka and Kathmandu.The suspension came into effect on Wednesday, said Kamrul Islam, General Manager (Marketing Support and PR) of US-Bangla Airlines.

The decision came following the tragic crash of a US-Bangla aircraft at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of Himalayan country Nepal on Monday that killed at least 51 people, including 26 Bangladeshi nationals.

Meanwhile, a high-level government delegation from Bangladesh arrived in Kathmandu, on Tuesday to take updates about the fatal crash involving the US Bangla passenger airplane, reports The República.

The crash occurred at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Monday resulted in the tragic deaths of at least 50 passengers.

The delegation comprises Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism, AKM Shahjahan Kamal; Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Shahriar Alam and senior officials of Civil Aviation Authority there, as stated by Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal, Bharat Raj Poudel.

A total of 51 people including the crew members have so far been confirmed dead in the crash by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Among them, 22 are Nepali, 28 from Bangladesh and one Chinese national. Others 20 injured in the deadly accident are receiving treatment at various hospitals in Kathmandu.

TIA Spokesperson Premnath Thakur also said a high-level delegation from Bangladesh landed at TIA a while ago. The team also comprises kin of those Bangladeshi national killed in the crash.